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Kwanzaa Kinara Candlelighting

DuSable Museum of African American History | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Light the kinara with The Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Alderman Willie B. Cochran, the South Side Community Arts Center, Truestar Magazineand Teen Talk Radio Theater.

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Kalapriya Performances

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Enjoy breathtaking performances by the Kalapriya Center for Performing Arts, as dancers lead you on a journey through India, inspired by the court dances of India performed for kings and queens.

When: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Extended Holiday Hours

John G. Shedd Aquarium | Chicago, Ill.

Enjoy a special extended schedule for the holidays.

When: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 1-23; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 26-30
Cost:

Christmas Day and New Year's Day Jumping

Pump It Up Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

All ages are welcome to jump at special Holiday Family Jump hours.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Cost: $10 kids

Kwanzaa Observance Program

Malcolm X College | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Includes performing artists, cultural activities, and vendors. Guests can visit the African Marketplace to purchase traditional clothing, food and more located in the college's lobby. The Kwanzaa Ceremony begins at noon every day and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, starting with the Kwanzaa Ritual, an explanation of the Kwanzaa Symbols and Principles, and ending with the Cultural Edu-tainment and Expressions.

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Winter Flower and Train Show

Lincoln Park Conservatory | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Model trains will wind their way through a miniature village set in a field of poinsettias. The village is made entirely of natural materials and features a variety of Chicago-style homes and famous buildings such as the neighborhood bungalow, Chicago Theatre and Chicago Water Tower Place. Nov. 26-Jan. 8.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Cost: Free with admission

Magic

Chicago History Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Take a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of magic and its historic roots in Chicago. Features a multimedia object theater experience, artifact display and live performances. Discover the tricks of the trade and witness Chicago's magical past reappear before your very eyes.

Cost: Free with admission

Welcome to the Universe

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

Visitors become space adventurers and set off on a journey to discover the Universe in a way never done before. Travel a billion light-years and back, fly through space, orbit the Moon, zoom into a canyon on Mars, and soar through the cosmic web where a million galaxies shower down. The experience was created utilizing real telescopic data and the best scientific imagery.

Cost: $28 pass (includes admission); $22 kids 3-11

Extreme Mammals

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Exhibit examines the ancestry and evolution of numerous species, ranging from huge to tiny, from speedy to sloth-like, and displays animals with oversized claws, fangs, snouts, and horns. Highlights include taxidermy specimens, an entire skeleton of a giant hoofed plant-eater, a life-size model of the largest land mammal that ever lived, one of the oldest fossilized bats ever found, and an impressive diorama featuring the swamps and forests of an island in the Arctic. Runs May 26, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.

Cost: $22-$29 adults, $18-24 seniors and students, $15-$20 kids 4-11; included in Discovery and All-Access passes
 







 
 
 
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